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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    3x8 flat bench: 120 lbs. (Barely got the very last rep)
    3x8,8,6+2 Dips: Bodyweight +35 lbs, +25 lbs, +25 lbs. (Failure on 6th...rest few seconds did extra 2).
    3x8 Dumbell Tricep extension: 15 lbs. dumbell. Weird...it's like my muscles don't feel fatigued but instead it is my elbow joints that's holding me back.
    1:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8/05

    3x10,10, 7+3 Flat bench Press: 120 lbs. (unracked on 7th)
    3x10,9,6,4 Dips: Bodyweight +25 lbs. (I went for 3x10....I guess that didn't happen).
    3x10 Dumbell Tri. Extension: 15 lbs. dumbell (I didn't really complete these reps...)

    2x15 on all rotator cuffs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Saturday, Dec 03/05 1:11 a.m..... Finished workout

    3x8 Deadlift: 200 lbs. (Heart rate was about 162 BPM after last set)
    3x12 Barbell Bent Over Rows: 90 lbs. (same thing as last week... gave up on 10th rep.....)

    Went for 3x10....NOT, did 10, 8, 6, 4 Military Press: 70 lbs. (I should of read this journal before working out, I would of kept it at 3x8).
    3x8,8,10 Bent Over Laterals: two 12 lbs. dumbells.

    3x10 Barbell Shrugs: 140 lbs.
    2x8 Bicep Curls: 25 lbs. dumbells.
    Friday's Workout... Dec. 09/05

    3x10 Deadlift: 200 lbs. (well I had to rest 20 seconds before completing last 2 reps)
    3x8 Barbell Bent over rows: 95 lbs. (Didn't really struggle)

    3x10,10, 6, 4 Military Press: 70 lbs.
    3x12 Bent over laterals: two 12 lbs. dumbells.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Finished Workout......Tuesday, Dec. 06/05 1:11 a.m.

    3x8,8,10 Back Squats: 130 lbs.
    3x12 Romanian Deadlift: 130 lbs.

    3x10,8,5+3 Chin Ups: Bodyweight only (My chin-ups never improves?)
    3x10 Dumbell Bent Over Rows: 40 lbs. dumbell (sloppy form)

    2x15 on all rotator cuff exercises.
    Monday, 12:30 A.M Dec. 12/05

    3x10 Back Squats: 130 lbs.
    3x8 Overhead Squats: 70 lbs.

    3x10,7+2, 5+.....chin ups: bodyweight (bleh)
    3x10 Dumbell bent over rows (1arm on bench): 40 lbs. dumbell

    I think I need to increase my "Mental Toughness"
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    1:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8/05

    3x10,10, 7+3 Flat bench Press: 120 lbs. (unracked on 7th)
    3x10,9,6,4 Dips: Bodyweight +25 lbs. (I went for 3x10....I guess that didn't happen).
    3x10 Dumbell Tri. Extension: 15 lbs. dumbell (I didn't really complete these reps...)

    2x15 on all rotator cuffs.
    4x10,10,7,6 Flat Bench Press: 120 lbs.
    4x10,10,8,6 Dips: Bodyweight +25 lbs. (crap...I forgot how much I really did)
    3x8 Close grip bench: 90 lbs. first set, but droppped to 70 lbs. on last two sets.

    2x15 rotator cuffsssssss.......

    My progress sucks? Maybe I'm not eating enough? Crap Routine? Not enough rest? iono....maybe everything is not enough?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    4x10,10,7,6 Flat Bench Press: 120 lbs.
    4x10,10,8,6 Dips: Bodyweight +25 lbs. (crap...I forgot how much I really did)
    3x8 Close grip bench: 90 lbs. first set, but droppped to 70 lbs. on last two sets.
    2x15 rotator cuffsssssss.......
    My progress sucks? Maybe I'm not eating enough? Crap Routine? Not enough rest? iono....maybe everything is not enough?
    I don't think your progress sucks. Don't expect increases in weight or reps EVERY week, unless you start your training cycle w. very low weights and then very gradually bump them up - even then, you are probably going to stall from time to time.

    If you are starting to feel stale, mix up the exercises and/or the set/rep scheme for a while.

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    Sunday's workout.....finished at around 2 a.m.

    3x8 Deadlift: 210 (Worried about my form....I think I'm rounding my back)
    3x6,8,8 Good mornings: 90 lbs, 70, 70.

    3x10 Military Press: 70 lbs. (Struggled on last 2 reps)
    3x8 Incline press: 90 lbs., 70, 70 (shoulders crackle so much when I do these)
    3x10,12,12 Bent over laterals: 12 lbs.

    Didn't do rotator cuffs today, and I haven't directly worked out my abs for like, a month.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    If you are having form issues w. your deadlift, you might consider doing low reps (1-3) and high sets (5-10) for a while, keeping the weight around 200. Make every repetition perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Monday, 12:30 A.M Dec. 12/05

    3x10 Back Squats: 130 lbs.
    3x8 Overhead Squats: 70 lbs.

    3x10,7+2, 5+.....chin ups: bodyweight (bleh)
    3x10 Dumbell bent over rows (1arm on bench): 40 lbs. dumbell

    I think I need to increase my "Mental Toughness"
    3x12 Back squats: 130 lbs. (good, short-term goal reached)
    3x8 Overhead squats: 70 lbs.

    2x8 chinups....bodyweight only

    Okay, I didn't want to finish my workout. This has happened to me couple of times before. It's like your stomach goes out of control, and it feels like you have no energy....(my hands are still shaking). I also felt like puking...so I didn't drink or eat anything as of yet, other than an apple. I also felt dizzy. It was a crap feeling overall.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    4x10,10,7,6 Flat Bench Press: 120 lbs.
    4x10,10,8,6 Dips: Bodyweight +25 lbs. (crap...I forgot how much I really did)
    3x8 Close grip bench: 90 lbs. first set, but droppped to 70 lbs. on last two sets.

    2x15 rotator cuffsssssss.......
    Sunday, Dec. 25/05 12:40 a.m.

    4x10,10,5,4 Flat bench: 120 lbs.
    3x10, 10, 7 Dips: +25 lbs.
    3x10 Close grip bench: 70 lbs.

    3x10 Bent over rows: 95 Lbs.
    2x6 Military Press: 75 lbs.

    2x15 rotator cuffsszzzsszzzzzxxx

    This was suppose to be wednesday's workout (except for bentover row and Military press), lol.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Forgot to update...

    Previous Squat workout:

    3x8 Back Squat: 140 lbs.
    3x8 Overhead Squat: 75 lbs.

    3,5,7,4,3 Chinups: BW only...
    3x10 Bent over rows: 40 lbs. dumbell

    And This workout: ((Flat Bench))

    4x10,10,6,6 Flat Bench: 120 lbs. (WTF I still can't get 3 sets of 10 !!!!!)
    3x10 Dips: +25 lbs.
    3x12 Close grip bench: 70 lbs.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 12-28-2005 at 10:03 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Saturday, Dec, 31 11:41 p.m.

    8 sets of 3 reps Conventional Deadlift: 210 lbs. 4x3, 220 lbs. 3x3, 240 lbs. 1x3
    3x12 Bent over rows: 95 lbs.

    3x12,12,.....7(!) Military Press: 70 lbs.
    4x12 bent over laterals: 12 lbs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    3x10 Back squats: 140 lbs.
    3x10 Romanian Deadlift: 140 lbs.

    3,5,7,5,3 BW chin ups
    3x6,8,8 rows: 45 lbs. dumbell
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wed. Jan 4/06 9:04 p.m.

    4x10,10,8,6 Flat Bench: 120 lbs.
    3x10 Close grip: 80 lbs.
    4x12,9,6,5 Dips: +25 lbs.....heh I guess I wasted too much energy on close grip.
    3x10 Dumbell Flyes: 20 lbs. dumbells

    2x15 on 3 types rotatorrrrrrrrssssssssssssssssssssss exerisesss
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wednesday, Jan. 11/06 11:14 p.m. -workout finished- ....*drinks down dextrose and protein*

    4x10,10,8,6 Flat Bench: 120,120,120, 125
    3x12 Close grip Bench: 80 lbs.
    3x10,10,8 Dips: 25 lbs.

    3x8 Back Squats: 150 lbs.
    3x8 OH Squat: 70,70, 90 lbs. (I must rested like 10 mins before I did last set...slacked off).
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Friday's workout on Jan. 13/05

    8x3 Conventional Deadlift: 4 sets at 230, 4 sets at 240 (I tried 260 on last set... but decided to drop back down to 240 :P)
    3x10 Bent over rows: 110 lbs.

    3x8 Military Press: 80 lbs. (barely got very last rep)
    3x8 Standing Lateral Raises: 15 lbs. dumbells
    3x12 Arnold Press: 2 sets at 20 lbs. dumbells, last set at 25 lbs. dumbells

    2x16 on all rotator cuff exercises (I do three of them).
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wednesday's Workout, Jan. 18/06

    3x8 Flat Bench: 125
    3x8 Close grip bench: 90 lbs.
    3x8,11,12 Dips: +30 lbs.
    2x12 OVerhead extension (1 arm): 12 lbs. dumbell

    3x10 dumbell side bend: 50 lbs. dumbell

    3x16 on rotator cuffs
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Monday's Workout, Jan. 23/06

    3x10 Back Squat: 150 lbs.
    3x12,12,8 Romanian Deadlift: 160 lbs. (Ughs.... I can't hold onto 160 lbs. long enough until I finish my reps)

    3x12,12, 10 Bent Rows: 40 lbs. dumbells, 50 lbs. dumbell last set.
    10, 8, (7 min. rest....) 10 reps Chin ups bodyweight.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    -- Did not do Chest/Tricep lifts on Wednesday :cries: --

    Fri. Jan. 27/06 ***Had a mild headache...and did this workout about an hour after I got home from work (maybe thats why my focus was a bit off?)***

    8x3 Conventional Deadlift: 240 lbs.
    3x12 Barbell Bent over rows: 110 lbs. (Last few reps were getting sloppy)

    3x10,10,5 Military Press: 80 lbs.
    3x12,12,10 Lateral Raise: 15 lbs.
    3x10 Arnold presses: 25 lbs. dumbells
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Jan. 30th Monday's Workout

    3x12 Back Squats: 150 lbs.
    3x12,10,10 Romanian Deadlift: 160 lbs., 150 lbs., 150 lbs. (Ughs...weak grip can't hold onto the bar long enough)

    3x10 DUmbell Bent over rows (1arm): 45 lbs. dumbell
    2x8 Chinups.. bodyweight got lazy and didnt do last set.

    2x18 rotator cuff exercises.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Feb. 1 WEdnesday's Workout.

    3x8,8,10 Flat Bench Press: 125 lbs.
    3x8,10,10 Dips: Bodyweight +35 lbs.
    4x6,8,8,8 Skull Crushers: 30 lbs. + the EZ curl bar.
    3x12 DumbelFlyes: 15 lbs for first set, 20 lbs. dumbells

    2x18 on rotator cuffs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    This was Saturday's (Jan. 5) Workout

    15x1 Speed Deadlift: 140 lbs. 45 s rest each set
    3x8 Barbell Bent over rows: 130 lbs., 120 lbs., 120 lbs.

    4x10,10,7,6 Mlitary Press: 80 lbs.
    3x10 Arnold Press: 25 lbs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Some new SHort to medium-term goals:

    - bodyweight +50 lbs. Dips for 3x8 (currently at +35 lbs.)
    - Back Squat 200 lbs. for 3x8 (Currently at 160 lbs.) .....*Actually my old 1rm was 200 lbs. weeee I'll be happy if I can do that for 3x8*
    - Bench Press bodyweight (135 lbs.) for 3x8 (currently at 125 lbs.)
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 02-06-2006 at 09:39 AM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Monday's WOrkout Jan. 06/05

    3x8 Back Squat: 160 lbs.
    3x10 Romanian Deadlift: 150 lbs.

    3x8,8,10 Dumbell 1arm rows: 50 lbs.
    3x10,6,8 Chin-ups: Bodyweight only.

    3x18 On rotator cuffs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wednesday, Jan. 08/05

    Had a fever yesterday, still have it now.

    3x,10,10,9 Flat Bench: 125 lbs.
    3x12 Dips: +35 lbs.
    3x10 Skull Crushers: 30 lbs.
    3x8 Dumbell Flyes: 25 lbs.

    3x18 on Roator Cuffs
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Friday's Workout

    8x3 Conventional Deadlift: 4 sets at 240, 4 sets at 250
    3x10 Barbell Bent over rows: 120 lbs. (last few reps were getting sloppy)

    3x10,10,9 Military Press: 80 lbs. (last few reps were getting sloppy)
    3x12 Side laterals: 15 lbs. dumbells.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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